Mathematikon Entrance

Our Faculty is the academic home of researchers, teachers, and students of Mathematics and Computer Science. Its institutes and facilities are housed in the Mathematikon, pleasantly located on the Campus Neuenheimer Feld of Heidelberg University. Welcome!

Mathematikon Staircase

The Doctorate signifies a proven ability to conduct independent scientific research. Under the auspices of the Combined Faculty of Mathematics, Engineering and Natural Sciences, we confer the academic degree Dr. rer. nat. in the subjects of mathematics and computer science.

Mathematikon Library

Students interested in Mathematics, Computer Science, or an interdisciplinary field, pursuing a B.Sc., M.Sc., or M.Ed., and aiming for a career in research, teaching, or the private sector, will find here in Heidelberg a full range of first-class courses for a challenging and enriching educational experience in an intellectually stimulating environment with historical cachet.

Mathematikon Lobby

We seek to promote the interest in mathematics and computer science by organizing events for schools and for the broader public. Alumns and newcomers join in and contribute to shared knowledge and contacts.

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Mathematikon Library student desks
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Faculty Library

The Faculty Library of Mathematics and Computer Science houses specialized literature on mathematics, computer science, scientific computing, and related fields.

The library contains around 72,000 books and journal volumes and holds numerous current journal subscriptions. It provides scientists and students at Heidelberg University with literature and specialized information on mathematics, computer science, scientific computing, computational linguistics, and other related topics.

The library is a reference library open to the public. It is equipped with a reading room, several individual workstations as well as group rooms and a meeting room with a projector. The comprehensive IT infrastructure provides students with an excellent workspace.

Current information


Wearing a FFP2 mask or surgical mask is mandatory if you cannot maintain the minimum distance (1,5 m) inside the library.

Front Desk Faculty Library


Im Neuenheimer Feld 205 (Mathematikon)
69120 Heidelberg

Opening Hours

Mondays to Fridays: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The library is closed on public holidays.

Information desk

Telefon: +49 6221 54 - 14944

Heike LehnerLibrary Director

Phone: +49 6221 54-14941

Contact by email


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Dr. Sigurd WeinreichFaculty Managing Director | Library Representative






Key Facts

Reference LibraryBorrowing only within the building for employees and exam candidates with proof from the supervisor
SystematicsAs a rule, alphabetical listing by author/editor, for journals by title. Special locations for collective works, university publications and congresses
Work SpacesReading area; 3 group rooms accommodating 8 - 24 people each (some of them equipped with blackboards); 1 meeting room equipped with a projector for practicing presentations; six individual carrels; total of about 115 seats
IT Infrastructure8 research computers; 1 computer pool with 12 workstations; copying, scanning or printing on a public CampusCard printer; access to the University Computing Center WiFi

Literature Research

    Catalogs in Heidelberg

    • HEIDI - Online catalog for the entire Heidelberg library system
      HEIDI-MA - Search the holdings of the Departmental Library of Mathematics and Computer Science

      In the detailed display of the search results, the locations of the books can be identified by these abbreviations:
      • MA = Departmental Library of Mathematics and Computer Science (BMI), INF 205
      • MA-CL = Computer Linguistics, BMI, gallery, opposite the elevator
      • MA-CLHB = Reference Library of Computer Linguistics, INF 325, 1st floor; requests @ Ms. Conrad / Ms. Suchowitz, Room 109a
      • MA-HB = Reference library Mathematical Institute, BMI, basement, at the back on the left
      • MA-InfHB = Reference Library Computer Science, BMI, basement, at the back on the left
      • MA-NuHB = Reference Library Numerics, BMI, basement, at the back on the left
      • MA-StHB = Reference Library Statistics, BMI, basement, at the back on the left
      • MA-TIHB = Reference Library Computer Engineering, Central Institute for Computer Engineering (ZITI), INF 368; request @ the respective departments

    National and International Catalogs

    • K10plus - Bibliotheksverbund (online catalog for the verification of library holdings from the GBV and SWB network regions)
    • KVK - Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (book search engine for the verification of more than 500 million books and journals in library and book trade catalogs worldwide)
    • EZB - Electronic Journals Library with nationwide indexing
    • ZDB - Zeitschriftendatenbank (nationwide catalog of print and online journals)



    Offprint Collection Paul Stäckel

    Paul Gustav Stäckel (1862-1919) was a full professor at the Combined Faculties of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Heidelberg University from 1913. After his death, the faculty acquired Stäckel's estate, including a special print collection, which is now in the library (location: Reservata room).

    Please contact the library director if you have any questions.

    Further Important Links

    Document Delivery Service

      Heidelberg Electronic Document Delivery (HEDD)

      • delivery service for articles available in the Heidelberg University Library
      • only for staff members (with Uni ID)
      • free of charge
      • delivery time: approx. 72 hours

      Online Interlibrary Loan

      • delivery service of the University Library for books and articles not available in Heidelberg
      • available to all University Library users
      • cost per order: € 1.50
      • employees in the Mathematikon receive individual TANs (transaction numbers) from the library director
      • delivery time for books: depending on availability, 1 week or longer
      • delivery time for journal articles: depending on availability, 1 to 2 days

      Document Delivery Service Subito

      • direct delivery service of German libraries for books and essays from all subject areas
      • available to anyone
      • registration required
      • costs per order: starting at € 5.50 (scaled according to user group, size of order, delivery library and selected delivery time; see Subito price list)
      • guaranteed delivery time: normal order: 3 working days; express order: 1 working day

      Services Provided by the University Library

        The University Library offers many other services for scientists and students, including:

        • Subject specific portal of the University Library (Mathematics): The subject-related information provides an overview of the subject-specific, predominantly electronic services offered by Heidelberg University Library and offers guidance on the use of web-based information services.
        • HeiBIB University Bibliography: All scientists who are employed full-time at the University of Heidelberg or the Heidelberg University of Education can register their publications here. These will be integrated into HEIDI in a timely manner and will then be searchable worldwide.
        • Open Access Publication Services: information on the possibilities of publishing electronically in open access.
        • Comptence Center for Research Data: The Competence Center for Research Data offers scientists at Heidelberg University central services for archiving and publishing research data.
        • MyUB - Personalized Services: Here, among other things, personalized HEIDI profiles and RSS feeds can be created for books and media that have currently been added to the library system at Heidelberg University.
        • Course offerings: The modular course offerings of the University Library teach skills for efficient and successful literature and information research.
        • University Library (UB): homepage of the University Library with further search options

        Computer Pools

          Faculty Library in the Mathematikon

          Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
          69120 Heidelberg
          Room 99/307 (basement)
          Opening hours: see library opening hours

          Persons of Contact:
          André Glaesel and Dimitri Maschinski
          Phone (for urgent matters): + 49 6221 54-117 (IT-Service Point at the University Computing Center)

          Software: Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, 7-Zip, Acrobat Reader, Libre Office, Firefox, PDF-Creator, IrfanView, Paint.NET, FreeMind, WinSCP, Notepad++, PuTTY Gen, ImgBurn, VLC Media Player, EndNote, Citavi und LaTeX (Texmaker, TeX Live).

          For access, a normal URZ account (e.g. UNI-ID, project or conference account) is required.
          Printing is possible on all Ricoh-FollowMe CampusCard printers, one device is located in the library.
          Further information: User guidelines

          University Computing Center (URZ)

          Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
          69120 Heidelberg
          Opening hours and directions

          Persons of Contact:
          IT Service Point
          Phone: +49 6221 54-117
          Further information about the IT Service:

          Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics

          Im Neuenheimer Feld 227
          69120 Heidelberg
          Room 1/401
          Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m

          Persons of Contact:
          Phone: +49 6221 54-9173
          Further information:

          Last updated on Mar 29, 2023 at 8:37 AM